PRI 2019: LS Circle Track Aluminum Oil Pans From Canton Racing

When Chevrolet decided to replace its historic small-block engine platform, it was only a matter of time before the new engine found its way to the dirt ovals. The LS engine first appeared in the 1997 Corvette to great accolades.

According to Canton Racing Product’s Mike Zeranski, “The Chevy LS features several upgrades over the original small-block Chevy engine platform, from upgraded cylinder heads, fuel injection, coil-pack ignition, and new firing order.”

Zeranski was also quick to point out the LS engine also featured a skirted block. This change marked a departure from the traditional rounded-seal-style oil pan to a flat-rail oil pan seal.

Canton Racing’s LS circle track oil pans differentiate themselves with the pan’s baffling. “Our baffling systems are a result of extensive testing on all types of tracks and engine configurations,” said Zeranski.

“Our circle track oil pans combine our baffling system with optional features like oil recovery pouches, screen or louvered windage trays, and crank scrapers to provide the best oil control.”

Zeranski also explained how the LS circle track aluminum pan with rear sump provides oil control while freeing up horsepower in this application. The company offers an oil pickup designed to work specifically with the LS circle track oil pan.

Features By The Numbers:

  • 7-inches deep from the centerline of the crankshaft
  • 4.75-inches deep from the pan rail
  • 11-inches wide
  • 16-inches long
  • 7-quart capacity

For more information on this or the other circle track oil pans offered by Canton Racing, visit them online at www.cantonracingproducts.com.

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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